African Perspectives on Colonialism

Author: A. Adu Boahen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801839313
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"Contradict[s] the extraordinary myth that Africa 'has no history.' Boahen is one of the pioneers in the school of African historiography." -- Times Literary Supplement

African Perspectives on European Colonialism

Author: A. Adu Boahen
ISBN: 9780966020144
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One of the pioneers of 20th-century African history examines the perceptions and responses of Africans to European colonialism of the late 19th and early 20th century. This edition of Boahen's text, originally published in 1989, is contextualized in a new foreword by Lonsdale, updating some of Boahen's findings and interpretations.

Key Events in African History

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313233
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Describes major events in African history, from ancient times through the twentieth-century, discussing each event's historical significance, social and geographical context, and its long-term impact.

Africa since 1940

Author: Frederick Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107651344
Format: PDF
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Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

Governance and Internal Warsin Sub Saharan Africa

Author: Abdulahi A. Osman
Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1909112828
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The 1990s have brought unprecedented violence, economic decline and suffering for many African countries. Much of the optimism that greeted the independence decade of the 1960s, when Africa was called the "e;continent of the future"e; has turned into failure and disappointment. The increase in these conflicts has been blamed on several variables, including colonialism, ethnic diversity, end of the Cold War and economic decline. While many African countries have managed to maintain a modicum of peace, stability and growth, some have clearly failed woefully in this regard. This raises a very fundamental question: How and why did some countries manage to avert internal wars while others did not? The book measures and provides rich details of governance from contextual, structural and policy perspectives. It systematically and uniformly compares two categories of countries: those that experienced internal war and those that did not.

Central American Biodiversity

Author: Falk Huettmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493922084
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This book highlights key results and lessons learnt from two field sites, La Suerte in Costa Rica and Ometepe Nicaragua. It provides long term data on species abundance and distribution. Primates receive specific attention in this book, as they are flagship species and good indicators for the “health” of an ecosystem, but as well a money maker. Many primate species are sensitive to habitat alteration, and are often hunted out first. But they play an important role as seed dispersal agents for the regeneration of the forest. The book then compares results from the two field sites with regional trends, and explores potential solutions such as REDD+. This book strongly calls for new approaches in conservation, it makes the case for looking beyond the pure species biology and classic conservation angle and to take into account the economic and political realities.

Intermediaries Interpreters and Clerks

Author: Benjamin N. Lawrance
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299219505
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As a young man in South Africa, Nelson Mandela aspired to be an interpreter or clerk, noting in his autobiography that “a career as a civil servant was a glittering prize for an African.” Africans in the lower echelons of colonial bureaucracy often held positions of little official authority, but in practice these positions were lynchpins of colonial rule. As the primary intermediaries among European colonial officials, African chiefs, and subject populations, these civil servants could manipulate the intersections of power, authority, and knowledge at the center of colonial society. By uncovering the role of such men (and a few women) in the construction, function, and legal apparatus of colonial states, the essays in this volume highlight a new perspective. They offer important insights on hegemony, collaboration, and resistance, structures and changes in colonial rule, the role of language and education, the production of knowledge and expertise in colonial settings, and the impact of colonization in dividing African societies by gender, race, status, and class.

Colonial Africa 1884 1994

Author: Dennis Laumann
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199796397
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African World Histories is a series of retellings of some of the most commonly discussed episodes of the African and global past from the perspectives of Africans who lived through them. Integrating primary sources produced or informed by Africans, with accessible scholarly interpretation, African World Histories will give students insights into African experiences and perspectives into many of the events and trends that are commonly discussed in the history classroom.

The End of French Rule in Cameroon

Author: Martin Atangana
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761852786
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"This is a clearly written and engaging work that will provide students and scholars with a wealth of information and will greatly contribute to Cameroon's historiography, "--Therese Olomo, University of Yaounde'